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    Pc to 24" TFT issues

    I recently built up an old PC to run as a NAS, and as an HD capable PC to hook up to the 24" 1920x1200 screen I have in there.

    Up until the other day it was all working fine, but when I switched mid week, I encountered a strange problem.

    The PC turns on, and boots up, the monitor sees a connection from the PC as it comes out of standby when the PC is turned on, but I get no picture on the monitor, not even the POST screens or XP loading screens. The PC is definitely fine as I access the shared drives over the network.

    The PC is as follows:

    Athlon XP 3000
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    Asus motherboard (can't remember the model number just now)
    512mb ATI AGP 2600XT

    The 2600XT is connected via DVI to the 24" Hyundai screen.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Pc to 24" TFT issues

    Operating system?

    First thought would be a graphics card failure.
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    Re: Pc to 24" TFT issues

    XP SP3 - I'd wondered about that - but then it's odd that the minitor still detects a signal surely?

    I need to open the case and check connections I guess, and I'll try to swap the dvi port on the back of the card.

    I don't have another AGP system to check the card in unfortunately.

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    Any joy with Safe Mode?

    EDIT - can you RDP to the machine and see if there's anything odd going on with the card?
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    Re: Pc to 24" TFT issues

    As I can even get an image on the screen, I can't get to the point where I can select safe mode - I can't even bring the BIOS up, I get a black screen all the way thorugh.

    Funnily enough, RDP was the exact reason I turned the machine on to find the issue, I wanted to set one up.

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    Re: Pc to 24" TFT issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Skinleech View Post
    XP SP3 - I'd wondered about that - but then it's odd that the minitor still detects a signal surely?

    I need to open the case and check connections I guess, and I'll try to swap the dvi port on the back of the card.

    I don't have another AGP system to check the card in unfortunately.
    The output ccts that drive the monitor could be OK - so the monitor is detecting something.

    Checking the connections wouldn't do any harm - auxiliary power - and try removing and reseating the card from the slot.
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    Re: Pc to 24" TFT issues

    you can remotely enable RDP on the machine so long as you know the ip address and there's no firewall blocking it.

    http://www.petri.co.il/remotely_enab...erver_2003.htm

    Does that help at all?


    If you're getting no output, even a BIOS screen then things aren't looking too promising though.

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    Re: Pc to 24" TFT issues

    i've just recently got a problem like this as well! the power led comes on but no picture. its not the dvi cable or graphics card as i've used the same cable on a spare monitor and all is fine.... have you tried doing that? if that works then try accessing the OSD menu on the monitor. when i tried opening the menu the monitor didn't show anything, the backlight is definitely not on, but it does detect when a signal is coming from the gfx card though (powered up and shut down and the power led showed me that)

    i've just requested a repair/exchange for my monitor, its really annoying. hope your's isn't in the same situation as mine

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    Re: Pc to 24" TFT issues

    I'm going to take a look at all this today/tomorrow - thanks for the replies all.

    Will post back when I have some more info. I certainly hope the monitor is not on the way out, it's not that old. The other inputs all seem to work ok.

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    Re: Pc to 24" TFT issues

    I had an identical problem on a Dell laptop at work last week. (I know your's isn't a laptop but the principle is the same) The external VGA connector seemed ok because the system recognised that a monitor had been connected but there was no output on the screen. It turned out to be a dry joint on the VGA connector where it mounts to the board.
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    Re: Pc to 24" TFT issues

    Well, it's all working now. Looks like it was as simple as a bit of pressure on the DVI cable coming out of the card. Ridiculous.

    Thanks to all who replied.

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